Sunday Scaries: VP Contenders Try and Fail To Clean Up Trump’s Disastrous Week

In response to Donald Trump’s VP contenders desperately trying to clean up Trump’s terrible week, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“From election denialism to new attacks on reproductive freedom, Donald Trump’s VP contenders tripped over themselves to fall in line with Trump’s MAGA extremism and desperately try to spin his disastrous week. These MAGA minions have made clear they will defend anything and everything Trump does, including opening the door to restricting access to birth control, attacking our democracy with more baseless lies, and getting relentlessly booed and mocked for his anti-freedom agenda.”

Tim Scott once again refused to commit to accepting November’s election results, in line with Trump’s own dangerous election denialism.

Dana Bash, CNN: “A lot of Republicans have been refusing to commit to accepting the election results in 2024. You haven’t done so yet. … Will you vote to certify the election, no matter who wins?”

Scott: “Well, certainly we expect a fair and honest election. And as a result of that expectation, we will certify the election and certify President Donald Trump as our 47th president.”

Mediaite: “Tim Scott Yet Again Gives Dodgy Answer When Asked if He’ll Certify the 2024 Election”

“Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who has repeatedly dodged making a commitment to certifying the 2024 election, gave another nebulous answer. … Bash’s interview follows a recent, viral exchange between Scott and Kristen Welker on Meet The Press — in which Scott refused six times to commit to accepting the election results:”

NBC News: “Sen. Tim Scott dodges on whether he would accept 2024 election results”

Washington Post: “Top Republicans, led by Trump, refuse to commit to accept 2024 election results”

Scott also desperately tried to spin Trump getting relentlessly booed and mocked during his speech at the Libertarian National Convention last night.

Daily Beast: “Tim Scott on Trump Getting Booed by Libertarians: He’s So Popular!”

The Guardian: “‘No wannabe dictators!’: Donald Trump booed at Libertarian convention”

Reuters: “Trump booed and heckled by raucous crowd at Libertarian convention”

CNN: “Former President Donald Trump was loudly and consistently booed throughout his speech Saturday at the Libertarian Party’s national convention.”

Byron Donalds lied about Trump’s own words earlier this week opening the door to restricting access to contraception and Plan B.

Donalds: “President Trump doesn’t want to do anything on contraception.”

NBC News: “Trump says he’s ‘looking at’ policies that would restrict birth control access”

Interviewer: “Do you support any restrictions on a person’s right to contraception?”

Trump: “We’re looking at that, and I’m going to have a policy on that very shortly and I think it’s something that you’ll find interesting.”

Interviewer: “That suggests that you may want to support some restrictions. Like the morning-after pill?”

Trump: “You know, things really do have a lot to do with the states. And some states are going to have different policies than others.”

Doug Burgum also parroted Trump’s election denial lies and refused to say if this year’s election results will be contested.

Howard Kurtz, Fox News: “Do you think the 2024 [election] outcome will be contested as well?”

Burgum: *Refuses to answer* “It’s been a stronghold of Democrats to be concerned about election integrity.”